Minister Of Music


Tom Stryker
Minister of Music 

Tom has been Minister of Music at Fern Creek UMC for 14 years.  A versatile musician, Tom plays several instruments including guitar, bass, drums, and even tuba.

Having grown up in Danville, Virginia, Tom left after high school to serve in the Air Force.  He is a recently retired air traffic controller and a pilot who enjoys flying for pleasure. He also tries to spend a good amount of time on the golf course!

Tom has been married to his lovely wife, Maggie, for ten years and credits her as a major motivator and influencer in his life.  They make quite a team!

The vision for Tom’s ministry is to enhance the overall worship experience by providing topical and meaningful music during services.  With both Praise and Worship as well as Traditional services offered weekly at FCUMC, Tom incorporates various types and genres of music into the worship experience.

What he enjoys most about his position here at Fern Creek is the opportunity to use his God-given gifts to touch other through song and music.  He also uses those talents serving in prison ministries, a volunteer activity that is close to his heart.

Asked about hobbies and likes, Tom includes contemporary Christian and southern gospel music, crossword puzzles, hot & spicy foods and sci-fi/space-related movies.  He’s also a big dog lover, naming the Kentucky Humane Society as his favorite non-profit. And the one thing he can’t live without?  Coffee!

Tom wants you to know that there is a place for you here at Fern Creek United Methodist Church.  If you have a musical talent that you’d like to share, please look him up after one of our services!

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